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Q. Whom did the Lord send to comfort him?
A. The prophet Isaiah. 2 Kings xix, 20.
Q. What did he say to him?
A. Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the

words which thou hast heard. 2 Kings xix, 6. Q. What would the Lord do? Ă. He would send a blast upon him, and cause

him to fall by the sword in his own land.

2 Kings xix, 7. Q. What happened that night? A. The angel of the Lord went out, and smote

in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred

and eighty-five thousand. 2 Kings xix, 35. Q. Where did Sennacherib go? Ă. He returned to Nineveh. 2 Kings xix, 36. Q. What became of him A. He was slain by his sons. 2 Kings xix, 37. · Q. When Hezekiah was sick unto death, what did he do? A. He offered up prayer for restoration to

health. 2 Kings xx, 2, 3. Q. What did the Lord bestow upon him ? A. The addition of fifteen years to his life.

2 Kings xx, 6. Q. Who reigned after his death ? Ă. His son Manasseh. 2 Kings xxi, 1. Q. What was his character? A. He was an exceedingly wicked king. 2 Kings

xxi, 2–6. Q. What is said of his cruelty? 1. He shed innocent blood very much. 2 Kings

1, 16.
he buried in the sepulchre of the kings ?
was not, but in his own garden. 2 Kings

Q. Who succeeded him?
A. Amon, his son. 2 Kings xxi, 19.
Q. How long did he reign?

A. Two years.

Q. What is said of him?
A. He walked in all the ways of his father.

2 Kings xxi, 21. Q. What became of him? A. His servants conspired and slew him. 2 Kings

XXi, 23. Q. Where was he buried ? A. In the garden with his father. 2 Kings

xxi, 26. Q. Who succeeded him ? Ă. Josiah. 2 Kings xxii, 1. Q. How old was he when he began to reign ? Ă. Eight years. Q. What is said of him ? A. He was a good king, walking in all the ways

of David, and turning not aside to the right

hand or to the left. 2 Kings xxii, 2. Q. What was found in his day? A. The copy of the book of the law which was

kept in the temple. 2 Kings xxii, 8. Q. What did Josiah command concerning it? Ă. That it should be read to him. 2 Kings

xxii, 10. Q. How was he affected by it? A. He rent his clothes. 2 Kings xxii, 11. Q. Why? A. Because he saw how greatly Judah had

sinned, and the punishments that were threatened.

Q. What word did the Lord send to him in answer to

prayer ? A. 'That evil should not come upon the nation

in his day. 2 Kings xxii, 20. Q. What took place under his efforts ? A. A great reformation. 2 Kings xxiii, 3, 8. Q. What did he do with the idol-altars? A. He destroyed them all. Q. What became of Josiah ? A. He fell in battle with the king of Egypt.

2 Kings xxii, 29. Q. Who succeeded him? A. His son Jehoahaz. 2 Kings xxiii, 30. Q. Was he like his father? A. He was not, but was a wicked king. 2 Kings

xxii, 32. Q. How long did he reign? A. But three months. Q. Who conquered him, and carried him away from Jeru

salem ? A. The king of Egypt. 2 Kings xxi, 33. Q. Whom did he make king in his stead? A. Eliakim, the son of Josiah, whom he called

Jehoiakim. 2 Kings xxiii, 34. Q. How long did he reign? A. Eleven years. 2 Kings xxiii, 36. Q. What was his character ? A. Evil. 2 Kings xxiii, 37. Q. Who now came against Jerusalem ? X. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. 2 Kings

xxiv, 1. Q. What did Jehoiakim do? Ä. He became his servant three years, and then

rebelled.

Q. Who succeeded Jehoiakim?
A. His son Jehoiachin. 2 Kings xxiv, 6.
Q. What was his character ?
Ă. Like his father's. 2 Kings xxiv, 9.
Q. What did Nebuchadnezzar now do?
A. He conquered and destroyed Jerusalem, and

carried the Jews captive to Babylon. 2 Kings

xxiv, 10–12. Q. What else did he carry with him? Ă. All the vessels of the temple which Solomon

had made. 2 Kings xxiv, 13. Q. Where was Babylon ? Ă. On the river Euphrates, in Assyria.

LESSON XXXVII.

The Prophets.

ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, EZEKIEL.

Question. What is a prophet?
Answer. One who foretells future events.
Q. How many prophetical books are there in the Bible ?
A. Sixteen.
Q. Was Isaiah the first prophet in the order of time?
A. He was not.
Q. Why is he placed first in the Bible?
Ă. On account of the importance and greater

number of his prophecies.
Q. Whose son was he?
A. The son of Amoz. Isa, i, 1.

Q. When is he supposed to have uttered his predictions ?
Ă. Between seven and eight hundred years be.

fore Christ.
Q. In the reign of what Jewish kings?
A. Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Isa.

i, 1.
Q. What other of the prophets lived during the same pe

riod?
A. Amos, Hosea, Joel, and Micah.
Q. What does the name Isaiah signify?
A. Salvation of Jehovah.
Q. Why is this name peculiarly appropriate to him ?
Ă. Because he foretells clearly the triumphs of

that Gospel which is “the power of God

unto salvation.” Rom. i, 16. Q. Why is he sometimes called the evangelical prophet? A. Because he speaks so distinctly of Christ and

his kingdom. Q. What circumstances in the life of Christ does he parti

cularly foretell? A. His sufferings and his death for sinners. Q. How does he say he will be treated while upon the

earth?
A. He will be despised and rejected of men.

Isa. liii, 3,
Q. Why does he say he would die a painful death?
A. Because we have all gone astray, the Lord

hath laid upon him the iniquity of us all: he
was bruised for our iniquities, and with his

stripes we are healed. Isa. liii, 5, 6. Q. What prophecy did Isaiah utter in reference to the

spread of the Gospel ? A. The earth shall be full of the knowledge of

the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Isa.

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